I’m no longer twenty something…I’ve gone up an age category in those marketing questionnaires……the opportunity to be in the numerous ‘top 100 successful people under 30’ lists has gone… I am older and wiser than I was yesterday, though I feel very much the same.
So here’s how I celebrated this momentous day.
Birthday breakfast: Fruit salad of banana, plums, cherries, apricots & flaked almonds with granola. Home baked apricot scones, sliced pain au lavin, lapsang tea…spent the morning ‘team building’ and child protection training, oh what fun…
Birthday Lunch: Sushi rolls, rhubarb yoghurt, apple and a few overly sweet chocolates from marks & spencers. I escaped the staff canteen and headed to the nearby park to eat my lunch in the sunshine, alone, but in peace.
On a late afternoon walk in Shot Over Hill, I spotted some mushrooms.
Birthday Dinner – appetizers: cheddar & homemade rhubarb jam, goats cheese & homemade gooseberry jam on poppyseed crackers, whilst sipping champagne, what a lovely treat!
Birthday dinner – the main event: Roast quail with harrisa and pomegranate seeds with roasted pumpkin, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, baby potatoes & garlic. I felt like a giant eating this cute little bird! Hence the serving of mini veg for the added effect of bigness.
Birthday Dessert: David’s special baked gluten free damson cake. On the rare occasion my boyfriend does any cooking. This cake, I have to admit was a joint effort. In the style of the Iron chef, our special ingredient was Damsons (after receiving a huge bucket load from my parents). This was a bit like a frangipan cake, without the pastry crust. Tasty, but too many stones.
Olvatine, biscuits and chocolates to follow…
With 3 mins left of my bday, I’m signing off!